This resource offers tips and advice on how to make a great first impression and maintain it, deal with bad managers and difficult personalities, craft clear and effective communication in the workplace, and much more.
Life is full of moments when you don't know how to act or how to handle yourself in front of other people. In these situations, etiquette is vital for keeping your sense of humor and your self-esteem intact. But etiquette is not a behavior that you should just turn on and off. This stuffy French word that translates into getting along with others allows you to put people at ease, make them feel good about a situation, and even improve your reputation.Etiquette For Dummies approaches the subject from a practical point of view, throwing out the rulebook full of long, pointless lists. Instead, it sets up tough social situations and shows you how to navigate through them successfully, charming everyone with your politeness and social grace. This straightforward, no-nonsense guide will let you discover the ins and outs of:Basic behavior for family, friends, relationships, and businessGrooming, dressing, and staying healthyCoping with unexpected stuff like sneezing or feeling queasyMaintaining a civilized relationshipMaking friends and keeping themBuilding positive relationships at workCommunicating effectivelyThis book shows you how to take on these situations and make them pleasant. It also gives you great advice for tipping appropriately in all types of services and setting stellar examples for your kids. Full of useful advice and written in a laid-back, friendly style, Etiquette For Dummies has all the tools you need to face any social situation with politeness and courtesy.
This book supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in mathematics and this can be revisited in order to monitor and evaluate progress towards QTS. Trainees are able to direct their studies more usefully and quickly develop confidence in topics they find difficult. This edition is fully up to date with the 2007 QTS Standards.
The 6th edition of this popular core text is the essential subject knowledge book for primary mathematics. Helping trainees to establish and consolidate a secure subject knowledge and understanding of primary mathematics, it promotes the development of confident, creative and effective teachers. This 6th edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Providing full coverage of the required subject knowledge for primary mathematics, this is a core text for primary trainees working towards QTS. Self assessment questions enable readers to understand their own level of knowledge and an M level extension feature in all chapters suggests avenues for further study at Masters level. Research summaries include the latest works in primary mathematics and throughout interactive tasks engage the reader with the text, helping them to link theory and practice. Trainees will find it helpful to use this book alongside Primary Mathematics Teaching Theory and Practice. About the Achieving QTS series All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquistion of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series link to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and take in to account recent changes in Initial Teacher Training.
Practical guidance on thriving-and surviving-in the workplace Are you worried about losing your job? Are you retired but forced to re-enter the workforce to keep up with the rising cost of living? Do you find yourself lucky to have a job at all, no matter how difficult or unpleasant the environment may be? Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies gives people of all ages, in any job, and in any type of workplace the information, tips, and advice needed to boost professional value, increase job security, and manage stress. Inside this comprehensive book, you'll get friendly and practical guidance on dealing with a your boss; becoming self-motivated by setting effective goals; dealing with coworkers' attitudes; earning a better performance review, raise, or promotion; handling challenging customers; thriving amidst change; increasing morale and productivity; and much more! Proven tips, tools, and techniques to help employees at all levels Information on business ethics, negotiating, effective communication, success, and managing The most comprehensive guide of its kind Thriving in the Workplace All-In-One For Dummies is the ultimate career bible that will help you survive and thrive at work!
Your expert guide to the dos and don'ts of getting marriedYour wedding should be fun, exciting, and worry-free-but most brides, grooms, and their families run into sticky situations or unique circumstances that surround etiquette. Now, there's a definitive guide that provides the solutionsfor all those dilemmas big and small.Wedding Etiquette For Dummies provides sound information and guidance-whether it's deciding how to handle divorced parents, inform guests of where the couple is registered, or tastefully incorporate new traditions into your ceremony and reception. You get plenty of proven advice and tips for everything from who pays for the wedding and properly announcing the engagement to hosting events leading up to the wedding and dealing with destination wedding snags and pitfalls. You'll even see how to gracefully handle wedding cancellations and postponements.The dos and don'ts of wedding etiquette for any bride, groom, relatives, or friends of the marrying coupleTips for proper behavior during the engagement, ceremony, and receptionAdvice on dealing with the wedding party and opinionated or pushy in-lawsSpecial considerations for second (or more) marriages and military, ethnic, and religious weddingsHow to set up a tasteful, interactive wedding website and write the all important thank you noteSue Fox is the author of Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd Edition and Business Etiquette For Dummies, 2nd EditionLeaving no wedding dilemma uncovered, Wedding Etiquette For Dummies is your one-stop guide for having the wedding of your dreams without the stress!
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